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HOW TO GET A SOFTWARE TESTER JOB

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO TO BECOME A SOFTWARE TESTER?

Software testers play a very important role in software development process. They are quality assurance experts, who check the applications wringer to root bugs, poor performance, many interface issues, and to do this they run all tests. Software testing is very important to the assure quality and usability of the final product. Here are some skills to get a software tester job.

  1. Understand and analyse the requirements of the clients to look for various possibilities to use the software.
  2. Must create test documents identifying test scenarios and conditions
  3. Automation of testing
  4. Follow test plans and procedures, analyse and report the problems based on tests and anomalies.
  5. Should perform software tests in all phases design, development, testing, and release.
  6. Understand various methodologies and software testing environment.
  7. Possess the knowledge of several testing tools
  8. Become multi-tasking, coordinating with a client sometimes, collaborate with developers, etc
  9. Communication skills

Software testers should get one or more certifications, to prove their potential and get the attention of managers. Here are two important certifications:

  1. ISTQB certified tester: the American software testing qualifications board-certified offers vendor-neutral ISTQB certified tester credential at the foundation and expert level.
  2. Certified software tester (CSTE): The International certification board(ISCB): It supports eight certifications for software testing, quality assurance, Business analysis.

What are the steps to get a software tester job?

  1. Select good job-oriented training institute
  2. Select the right combination of software testing course e.g.: manual testing with automation testing like selenium or UFT, software testing with Business analysis course(most preferred)
  3. Revision and hands-on practice on tools and documentation on a daily basis
  4. Write software testing certification exams
  5. Resume preparation
  6. Active participation in technical forums
  7. Additional reading of related technologies.
  8. Apply for jobs
  9. Attend interviews and continue revision and update knowledge till you get the job

ROADMAP TO GET SOFTWARE TESTER JOB / QA JOB:

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To have a successful career, lifelong on job learning is also important. Even after you get the job, continue to learn the new skills related to your job, that you come across. Update your testing skills and tools. Aim for higher positions.

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  1. To get a software test job, one should select good job-oriented training institute, select the right combination of software testing course and have a revision and hands-on practice on tools and documentation on a daily basis. Write software certification exams, prepare resume, have active participation in technical forums, apply for jobs and attend interview and continue revision and update knowledge till one gets a job.

  2. Software testing is very important to assure the quality and usability of the Software. There are certain steps to follow to get a software tester job.
    1. Select a institute offering a good quality job oriented courses. Online reviews and ratings will help in determining which
    institute to select.
    2. Choose the right combination of QA course catered to the current job market.
    3.Take software testing certifications like ISTQB , CSTE to improve the potential.
    4.Revise and practice the documentation and tools regularly to keep your skills up to date.
    5.Prepare resume and attend mock interviews before applying for jobs.
    6. Make use of technical and forums and reading materials of new technologies for extra learning.
    7. Apply for jobs.
    8.Attend interviews and continue revision and update knowledge till you get the job

  3. Once you select a training institute for software testing, you should select a combination of QA course. Attend regular session, revise, practice, be active in forums and try to acquire additional knowledge. After the course is done, get certified, prepare resume, attend mock interviews, apply for QA jobs, and do well in interviews.

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